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Checking baggage on the train |  Nachrichten.at

Checking baggage on the train | Nachrichten.at

Since yesterday, Austrian Airlines and Austrian Federal Railways are testing checked baggage directly in the Railjet. During the train journey from Salzburg or Linz, you can check-in and drop your luggage until October 31 this year. This service was planned with the start of the AIRail collaboration. It took nearly six years to get to the current test.

“Close connectivity with rail is an important part of our strategy. By checking baggage on a train, we can eliminate a significant disadvantage of feeder access compared to a feeder journey,” AUA CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech says in a press release.

After arriving at Vienna Airport, passengers can go directly to their gate. Drop-off is initially valid for two connections: these are railcars with train or flight numbers RJ 861/OS 3506 with departure time of 10.16 a.m. in Linz and RJ 563/OS 3514, which departs at 3.16 p.m. in Linz.

Airmail passengers are guaranteed connectivity, the broadcast said, regardless of whether the subsequent trip is by plane or train.

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